A recent article in the Sun Sentinel once again reminds us of the importance of not giving up on stroke patients and continuing to find innovative ways to help them in their recovery. As one of the leading causes of death here in the Southeastern United States, stroke should be everyone’s concern. Stroke is also prevalent in parts of Asia where acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are commonly used as an integral part of the patient’s recovery plan.
Far too many patients recovering from stroke go through the rehabilitation process and are then told that no further improvements can be expected. Nothing could be further from the truth. With acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine I have seen many patients achieve improvements in mobility, speech and mental cognition even years after the stroke.
I encourage anyone who has a loved one living with disabilities from a stroke to seek out further treatment and learn how the ancient techniques of acupuncture can help these people live a better life.